Getting the Bad News About Your Artificial Heart Valve
Fielder, John H.
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Mar-Apr; 23(2): 22-28.
When the manufacturer of a medical device alone bears the responsibility for alerting recipients that the device may be defective, there is a certain temptation to gloss over the risk. The story of the Bjork-Shiley Convexo-Concave heart valve is a case in point.
Alternatives; Biomedical Technologies; Conflict of Interest; Consent; Decision Making; Disclosure; Duty to Warn; Federal Government; Food; Government; Government Regulation; Hearts; Industry; Information Dissemination; Informed Consent; Legal Liability; Liability; Mortality; Paternalism; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Psychological Stress; Regulation; Risk; Risks and Benefits; Standards; Surgery; Truth Disclosure;
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